How to customize your Apple TV Home screen

November 1, 2020

Apple TV is cinematic in every sense! It lets you explore movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos sound. Besides, it can stream some great content from apps like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, and more. You can experience the best entertainment world by switching to Apple TV but you should be aware of its basic features first. Let’s start with Apple TV Home Screen customization.

How to manage your Apple TV Home Screen customization?

If your Apple TV Home Screen appears quite cluttered, start de-cluttering by moving apps around, hiding them, or tucking them inside folders. Also, you can customize it by arranging apps into flexible tiles to quickly perform actions or glean information briefly.

  1. Rearrange apps
  2. Create a folder for apps
  3. Change the appearance of Apple TV

Read the instructions given below for more details!

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1] Rearrange Apps

Siri Remote Apple TV
Siri Remote Apple TV

Swipe your fingers gently over the Touch surface on the Siri Remote Apple TV.

Then, select an app to highlight it. Press and hold until the app starts to jiggle.

Now, simply drag the app to the desired location on the Home screen.

Press the Touch surface again to save the change in arrangement.

2] Create a folder for apps

You can group your favorite apps into an Apple TV folder. For example, you might store all your streaming apps in say, the Entertainment folder.

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Swipe your fingers gently over the Touch surface on the Siri Remote Apple TV.

Then, select an app to highlight it. Press and hold until the app starts to jiggle.

Now, simply drag the app over another app until a folder appears, then release.

Gently tap the Touch surface again to save the new arrangement.

App Folder
App Folder

If you would like to change the name of the new folder, swipe up, then use the onscreen keyboard or dictation to enter a name of your choice.

When done, press the Menu button to return to the Home screen.

3] Change the appearance of Apple TV

Open Apple TV Home Screen Settings (visible as a gear icon).

Go to General section and under it, choose Appearance.

TV Appearance Automatic
TV Appearance Automatic

Select the desired option (Light, Dark or Automatic).

So, this way you can change or customize your 4K TV to suit your style.

Apple TV Home Screen Dim?

When you set the Appearance settings to Automatic, the appearance changes gradually from Light during daytime hours to Dark during night-time hours. As such, the TV screen may appear light. Switch to the Dark mode!

Apple TV Home Screen goes blank?

When your TV display goes bank, try updating the tvOS from the Settings.

Open the Settings, navigate to System and choose Software Updates.

Select Update Software to download and install any available updates.

That's all there is to it!

Source - Apple.

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